Sep 302014
 
Video: Get Started With Optical Character Recognition with the OCR Library for Windows Runtime

A few weeks ago the OCR library for Windows Runtime was released, and I was beyond excited. While I tried it out and made a nifty little app (should be in the Store soon) I realized that this stuff is so awesome it has to be shared! Here is a very little and quick introduction […]

Sep 272014
 
 September 27, 2014  Posted by at 10:26 am Universal Apps, WinRT No Responses »
Localizing a Universal Store App part 2

This is part 2 of a two part series on resources and assets for localization (Universal Store Apps). Part 1 can be found here Previous part Using resource strings in XAML Using resource strings in XAML for styles Using resource strings in code Covered in this part Using resource images Setting images for scaling Localizing […]

Sep 262014
 
 September 26, 2014  Posted by at 11:30 am Universal Apps, WinRT 2 Responses »
Localizing a Universal Store App part 1

With 191 markets and 54 languages we really should think about the localizing our application, as well as providing images for scaling and contrast. This article shows the following: Using resource strings in XAML Using resource strings in XAML for styles Using resource strings in code Covered in part 2: (tomorrow) Using resource images Setting […]

Sep 222014
 
 September 22, 2014  Posted by at 9:51 am DIY, Random, Uncategorized Tagged with:  5 Responses »
Lenovo W540 fixes: FN & Ctrl key, black screen after sleep, missing drivers, slow boot and missing boot manager

As you probably know I have a Lenovo and as with all computers you collect some fixes to some reoccurring problems- some frequent some rare. Here as some that that I experienced lately, all after doing a fresh install and many related me not properly installing drivers. You might find some more answers in the […]

Sep 192014
 
 September 19, 2014  Posted by at 10:13 am Databases Tagged with:  1 Response »
MongoDb BinData to Guid (UUID) options (shell, PowerShell & GUI tools: MongoVue, RoboMongo)

While double checking some new features we have been working on we had to track some documents and make sure they update correctly when we send and receive messages. The id’s where Guids stored as bindata (binary data). #Note: Guid (C#) is just Microsofts implementation of UUID (Universally Unique Identifier)- and is basically the same. […]

Sep 172014
 
 September 17, 2014  Posted by at 11:04 am Universal Apps, WinRT, WP No Responses »
WinRT- grabbing the last file the user accessed. FutureAccessList and MostRecentlyUsedList

I have to apologize the shortness and simple posts I’ve written the past few weeks- I realized today that is has been a while since I’ve done a longer post. Currently working on a course for Pluralsight, and being somewhat overwhelmed over the learning curve at work has left me with little time. I am […]

Sep 132014
 
 September 13, 2014  Posted by at 8:54 am Conference 2 Responses »
Speakers: session notes from Design by Ben Hall

I do some speaking, and really enjoy attending sessions by known as well as newcomers to the speaking scene as there is always something new to learn, and new people to meet. I’ve decided to share my notes from sessions as well as introduce readers to the speakers- hopefully getting more people to attend, and […]